Joseph Celli Interviews Carl Testa - Episode 11 (8/15/2020)
multi-instrumentalist Carl Testa works at the intersection of
improvised, electronic, and experimental music. Carl has composed
acoustic and electronic music for a range of configurations including
multimedia pieces that incorporate electronics, lighting, dance and
theater. He performs regularly with composers Anthony Braxon, Mario
Pavone and Tyshawn Sorey and serves as the Director of Publishing and
Creative Technology for Braxton's Tri-Centric Foundation and was
production manager for noted jazz venue and record label Firehouse 12.
Carl discusses his application of live, interactive computer in an
improvisational setting and we listen to several excerpts of his work.
musician Carl Testa used a new electroacoustic setup-designed in
collaboration with the composer - to control the playback files.
Alongside the pianist Cory Smythe, who played some of Mr. Braxton's 1970
solo piano music, Mr. Testa oversaw a head-spinning, surround-sound
environment that felt more immersive than past two-channel stereo
recordings..." The New York Times